President Barack Obama signed The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law in October 2009.
The British government has said it hopes to remove the process of providing medical evidence for legal gender recognition.
Politicians are playing on ignorance and fear to build divisions among Americans.
Historically, the states' rights and religious freedom arguments have been a cover for bigotry.
The bill would require people to use restrooms that correspond with the gender on their birth certificate, not the gender with which they identify.
Sources in the transgender community in Saudi Arabia had told Trans Action Pakistan the two Pakistani women were packed in sacks by police and then beaten to death with sticks.
The Supreme Course sends a closely watched case involving bathroom access at a Virginia high school back to a lower court.
The companies' brief says they are "concerned about the stigmatizing and degrading effects" of the policy adopted by the school board.
The classical crossover singer wants a meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss transgender rights.
The eight justices are due to hear oral arguments on March 28 on whether the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia can block Gavin Grimm, a female-born transgender high school student, from using the boys' bathroom.
Reversing the Obama guidelines stands to inflame passions in the latest conflict in America between believers in traditional values and social progressives, and is likely to prompt more of the street protests that followed Trump's Nov. 8 election.
The states are following the lead of North Carolina, which made international headlines over its House Bill 2.
A Texas Republican state senator introduced legislation on Thursday to limit public restroom access for transgender people.
The new guidelines will be mandatory for all state schools in order to ensure fair treatment of students.
Virginia case concerns a school district that's fighting to prevent a female-born transgender student from using the boys' bathroom.
The practice of involuntary sterilization has been widely condemned as a human-rights violation.
Department of Justice expected to appeal circuit court judge's opinion that the policy carried the force of law, contradicting existing legislation and regulations.
Administration says the states have failed to show harm, and that the guidance to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice doesn't have force of law.
Critics bashed the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana for its new bathroom policy, which was inspired by legislation in North Carolina.